China warns US 'those playing with fire will get burned' as Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan

by 24britishtvAug. 3, 2022, 10:50 a.m. 20
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Zheng Zeguang, Beijing's ambassador to the UK, also warned the UK not to "dance to the tune" of the United States as Ms Pelosi became the highest-ranking American official to visit Taiwan in 25 years. China has warned the United States it is performing a "highly dangerous trick" over Taiwan and "those playing with fire will get burned". Beijing's ambassador to London - one of his country's most senior diplomats - made the comments in a press conference, hastily convened, to respond to the arrival of top US politician Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan in defiance of Chinese demands to stay away. Zheng Zeguang said the visit by the US house speaker "seriously violated" a long-standing "One China" principle that means democratically-governed Taiwan must not be treated by the United States as an independent authority. The ambassador said Ms Pelosi's actions "seriously infringed upon China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and seriously undermined peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait". The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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